Thank you for all the letters and calls of encouragement we have had over the past months, it truly is overwhelming to see the support we have in this community.
It has been a difficult time for all of us. Some of us were told we could not open our businesses, some partially, some businesses got the PPP loans, individual $1,200 and other assistance easily and others have yet to see a single dime.
Big businesses took most of the money in the original assistance cash, but it was supposed to help the small businesses... anyway, what the government did was their best to try to avoid another great depression like back in the 30’s and I have to say at first analysis, I believe that they did accomplish that, at least for the time being.
God willing..... We will be expanding our paper’s coverage of news on Fort Myers Beach and our presence on the beach as well, we were leaving that coverage to the Observer and the Island
Sand Paper but with the Sand Paper closing we will have to step up our game.
We are looking for any beach local with spare time on their hands to come on board as an Advertising Rep. I will need someone specifically for the beach as many advertisers will be in need to find alternative outlets for their businesses.
If you are local and “know everybody” and want to help us survive this Covid Crisis, then we would like to talk.
Also anyone interested in covering the town hall meetings, perhaps someone that already attends most meetings and would like to report on the happenings on the beach, then we would also like to talk to you.
These are scary times, god only knows how this all plays out. I have been a part of this community for almost 20 years as Armando’s will celebrate our 20th anniversary this November 11th and I love this town, this county and this country... God Bless America and in closing may I say...
Black Lives Matter,
Blue Lives Matter,
Brown Lives Matter,
Yellow Lives Matter,
Green Lives Matter
(I’m Italian, we have olive skin)
and YES.... White Lives Matter too
and just because someone says ALL LIVES MATTER,
it doesn’t mean they are taking anything away from Black Lives Matter...
it just stating a fact: All Lives Matter